1921 Census of England & Wales – Half Price SALE!

Posted on: 23, April, 2022
1921 Census 50% sale

1921 Census of England & Wales – Half Price SALE! That’s right, 50% off the cost to view the 1921 Census of England & Wales – but be quick! Millions of the soldiers who appear on this British Army Ancestors website, and/or their family members, re-surface in the 1921 Census of England & Wales. This means […]


The British Army overseas in 1921

Posted on: 30, March, 2022

The British Army overseas in 1921 is now easy enough to find. Findmypast has comprehensively indexed the 1921 census of England & Wales and also produced a handy table showing the various worldwide locations – which includes Ireland and the Channel Islands – where the British Army was stationed. Each volume of census returns is […]


1921 census – a legacy of suffering

Posted on: 26, March, 2022

1921 census – a legacy of suffering. It sounds dramatic, but let’s not beat about the bush here. Close to 800,000 men did not appear in the 1921 census because they’d been killed in action, died of wounds or died of sickness and disease between 1914 and 1918. Thousands more had died in the months […]


Was your British Army Ancestor in uniform in 1921?

Posted on: 17, March, 2022

Was your British Army Ancestor in uniform in 1921? It’s often very tempting to assume that our lack of success in finding a service record for our British Army Ancestors is because of the unerring aim of Luftwaffe bomb-aimers in September 1940. Yes, millions of service records and a good deal more besides was destroyed […]

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